The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 14, 1947 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 14, 1947
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BIYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBM DOMINANT NEWRPAPRR nP NrkRTflKA HT AF>U-AM«A« *«« • ,«.»«....*.», -, VOL. XUV—NO. 70 AND SOUTHEAST U18SOUHI Blythevlll* Dally Ncwf Blj'thevllle Courier Blythevllle HenUd Mlsslulppl Valley ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNK H, I'm SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS FIFTY KILLED AS AIRLINER HITS MOUNTAIN •^ i 12 Rampaging divers \VesL wi;rc in- by fluodwatcrs ISy ljuitecl rrcss !''ai inlands and some citius of tlic Middli iiiulatcd Cor tin; .second time in a week lodaj from a do/en swirling rivoi'.s. More than 17,000 poi-sons fled from llu-ii- homes in flooded areas of Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri, and ;i'i estimated l,r,oO,f)()o acres of cornhcll land were under wsilcr. A state-by-state summary showed* — . these conditions: Iowa — floocis or threatened high water in 25 counties drove an estimate:! 10.030 persons from Ihelr homes, six swollen rivers and many smaller streams brought flood waters lo every scclion of Iowa but Hie Northwest. Missouri — The muddy Missouri liiver rose toward a crest of stricken St. Joseph, and four smaller «,vns. where residents appealed for i from the Coast Guard, ^llinois — About 5,000 acres of '^|liable ;arm land between Bc-ards- and chnndlcrville were Hooded as the Sungmnon and Illinois rivers spilled over their banks. Farmers along a 100-mile strelch of the Mississippi South of Quincy, 111., were warned to move their livestock and machinery to hi[|i ground. A new flood threat arose in fioutheru Wisconsin where the Xickapoo, Root and Rock rivers were swollen by heavy rain s during Ihe past two days. Fuir Weather Predicted Residents of the flood area were cheered, however, by a weather bureau forecast that no new rainfall was expected over the weekend. Only "very light" showers were predicted for Monday morning. The greatest danger today appeared to be in Iowa. Many of the residents had just returned to their mud-filled homes when the water begun rising again. An unofficial total of evacuation reports from Icwa towns showed 10,000 person's forced from''''Wieir homes. The Red Cross at St. tiouis raid another 5,388 persons wevc evacij^Vc.: in Missouri and 2,2ifi in wi'll-iminded fjcncmi ity A. A. riu:i>iii< K.SON CotnUv News Staff Writer leaders In Indiuslry loday prefer lo employ high school i;iiulualcs :lons, the right altitude toward work and no spmnc iilents. This was the almost ininniinous opinion o! inrtiMrlul leaders polled <linin s a two-week survey eon- luilcd by 20 Arkansas cducalors lo dclermme ncccls >f nuldancc counselling programs In high schools W. U Nicholson, .superintendent of iilyihevllle sclioo ; and member of the survey croup said yesterday " because the preferred to themselves. Mr. -Nicholson Chief complaint about the average high school graduate was lhat he was looking for a ".short cut" and was not willing to settle down and work. Most of the industrial officials v:erc asked how high school graduates compared with college grad- The Red Cross asked the Coast Cluard to send an assault boat to aid stricken residents of St. Joseph, Mo., on the Missouri liiver. The coast Guard also sent aid 10 four smaller Missouri towns. Rushville, Halls. Armor and East Atchi- S3ii. where the rolling river threatened to flood houses. West of St. Joseph. Arcy Engineers evacuated the former Rose- rrans Army Air Force field of valuable government equipment. A cutter was sent up the Mississippi from Hanibnl. Mo., to Keokuk, 3"-, lo assume a "flood sland-bv status. FIR hi l.nsinj; Bailie In Iowa. Ihe Cedar. Iowa and DCS Moincs rivers were sending new crests down toward'the Mississippi while iu the Western part of the s'ale hi-:h water flowed do,MI the Nislinabolna toward the Missouri. The most critical areas were nlon* the Cedar and DCS Moincs rivers, however. ^j_ H- C. Loveless, flood operations ((pTcctor at, said 45 per cent of Ihc families had been eiL-i- ciialcil from sections where the Moincs river would this week-end. Afore than 400 workers were strcn- Ethcii||j: n newly-built levcc whi^h Loveless admitted would not hold back Ihe flood. • "All we can hope to do is lo cut. Ihc speed or the current," he said. I "'". "If we can do that, some of lh '" damage will be minimized-" Truman is Silent On Tax Bill's Fate Decision Must Be Mode Monday or Measure Will Become a Law WASHINGTON. June 14. (UP) — President Truman, hack at his cicsk ' ilflcr a thicc-dilv visit to Canada, today took up 'the knotty problem of whut to t | 0 with the Rf- i j:ublic;\n-sponsoied labor iind lax lediiction bills. Tho tax bill, designed to cut ivr- sonnl income levies by from 10.5 in 30 per cent, seemed almost certain In get a vclo. But all Air, Triminn would sav was that he would act on it Monthly. VVhen he Rot off tlic train labC nii;ht upon his rclurn from CanarU, Mr. Truman laughed off a reporter who asked him: "When is the veto message going lo Congress?" The deadline on Ihc tax bill ia Monday midnight. The President will have more time to lliink u- licnt the .Tali-Hartley union-control bill since the deadline on Uiat measure Is not. until Friday mld- ight. , Opinion among bnt.h Repnblicanj «nd Democrat* on Capitol HilJ wa», that President Truinan WouliT Veto the tax bill arid that the veto would be sustained — possibly in the House antl certainly in lli c Senale. Predictions as lo whal Mr. Truman would dn about the labor bill were less positive, sonic Demr/litic sources close to the White House said they thought a veto was the ...>.,.,.,«, o.^w.n.u,, v more probable. But they conceded i St. Francis. Phillips Poinsct' ^lie group, school suncrlnlcndenls miles. Mr. Nicholson reported. TMo picked by the Stale Deparlnicnl of, anssver favored Hie lil K h .schopl EdncaUon, s onghl information on g r !u iuiile, lie said. Tlie ln K h school Ihe allitudcs of personnel depart- K radn:ile «•», Icnned more atlapt- .ments of major industries toward ,,bl<>. lie explnlned ami most in- Ihe educational needs of employes iiusirial lenders fell the collcsc so that guidance programs could j.,.;id had so many flx-il ideas nnd be directed at turnhiB out a histi such nn iiltilndo of snpcrlorily thai school Krndunlc better filled for | 1( . wlls difficult In work wllli. work In industry, Mr. Nicholson Concensus of leaders in industry s: " t '- | also pointed oi:t thai Lliere is not -Nearly all of tile industrial ex-'enough unity among ccliools and dcutivc^ interviewed by Ihe groui> the Reneial public and Mr. Nlchol- 'o uou^ivi: s iiui-iviu\vfn oy me K 1 "up nif mnciai piiL>in: aim IMI. jNicnui- pointed out tliat no special talents I con .said lie aurced wilh those who were s cl| Kbl in prospective employe;, said tbete too wide a Kulf i^/.'.nco ii,^ "lajority of industries! between tlics" '"•" !"•'," tench their workers' "However," two l;ir|;e groups. Mr. Nicholson stated, "there .has h?en more progress made here in that res]icct than in many other plaees. There Is n better imdcrslaudiiif; and a grcalnl friendliness in Hlythfiville between the .schools and the public.' 1 Still Need "On-Jiili-Tralninc" While most industries prcferrci' to train their own employes, one exception lo that policy was noted Hospital Board Plans Expansion » Small Units Proposed For Seven Counties in East Arkansas Area Mercury Drops From 100 to 54 Within 48 Hours Plans for a hospital in Osccola today received a little encouT^ge- nlcnt when it. was announced that the Eastern Arkansas Hospital Association board was discussing expanding its plans to include a proposal to bui'd community hospitals In seven East Arkansas Comities in addition to the proposed 200- bed hospital In Ift 'Robert B SMB chairman of Ja^ sponsors had -decided to double their financial goal and would seek S4.4a7.500 in federal funds and private donations over a five-year period lo finance their plans. The seven counties coniorUIn;; the Eastern Arkansas section include. Mississippi, Crltlendcn, Urosi, Indeed, it was .1 short Summer In less than .||| hours after llw mercury here soared to 10U degrees i for Ihe lilj.hrst rradliiij in two years, it nose dived an t | registered a meek 5-1 dcurccs for last night's low. Yesterday's Men was recorded at 81 degrees with .In of nn inch rainfall recorded, aceordins to Robert E. Blaylock clficinl weather observer. , i The benovelcnt weallicrmnn to- ' day promised Arkansas contlnueil relief from Hie HO-dcgrcc-ur-Ulchcr ' ~*~ ' H: was virtually ' certain to il, thus making the 'bill Congress override a law. Regardless of w'hat Presirtcn Truman decs on the bills, his dc cisions arc sure to be a prime po lilical subject in the 1918 presi dcntial campaign. McMath Lauds Publishers Of Arkansas HOT SPRINGS. Ark., June 14. (UPi — Members of the Arkansas Press Association entered the 'second day of their Spring convenllo.i here today, nflcr hearing Garland County Prosecutor Sidney S. llc- •iierc the D"!5 .Math praise their work as commu- strike agii:n ! n j lv leaders yesterday. — lender of a OI jioli- lical revolt in Gallant) County ami a potential candidate for a statewide office in IMS — asserted thai many successful candidates owcrl their victories to '-inc. couragaoiis l inlelliRcnt leadership of the newspapers." Mc.VIath asked the editors lo.con- tinue lo work for soocl government' by advocatiin; better schools, an improved University of Arkansas Medical School and bcllcr highway i. The editors also heard plans outlined for a three-month highway ssifciy campaign and afirccd to participate in a nation-wide safety move. In other action the editors nanv;d Allen Tildcn. clly editor o: tho Arkansas, M. P. Jone:; fit Eearcy and ,1. Allen Rcvcs of Mo- ncllc as a three-man coinmitlno to draft recommendations for improving journalism training in<i- supjiorlert high scliools and colleges. Woman Ordered Held On Charge of Larceny Mrs. Mamie Berry was ordered held to rwait Circuit Court nctlnn on charrrcs of Riand birc-ny after a preliminary hc.irins; this moin- im,' in Munici|ial Court. Uo'.iiT set ;it 3500. She wa.s arrested yesterday rf- (crnonii and is charged wilh tlie theft, of clothing from MciUqom- ery Ward's store here. Sbe entered, a pica of innocenl. Two youlhs also were bound over fur Cireuil court anion on charges of burglary and Brand larceny aflcr waiving pvcliiun-aiy hearing. They are Kaymond All-.-n and Arlhur Beck, ancstcxl List Sunday in Lcaclnllle in connection wilh ... _.. „ scries of home burglaries Ihcre'' ^» " n-~ ~--.--.rfv Bond for Allen was set at SMo| < ' rOU P "ISCOVerS Error whilcoiBcck's bond -,v.\s set all 5ICW) 'Best Father' Honor Goes part of Crafghead counties. Harvey Adams, of West Memphis, secretary-treasurer of the association stated that (he association'.-; plans call for the erection of one large ceiitrally-Ioci'led hospital with small "branch" hospitals to lie erected in each county. He pointed out, however, that the plan was just in a discussion stage and lhat nothing definite had been decided on the issue. He stated that the association 7 -r,s attempting l o work out an over-all lilnn to give each county the proper amount of hospltalizatlon. The outcome of Ihc pjan hinges on how much federal aid would be available, he said. The federal hospital plan Is based on a certain 'number of beds in ratio to each 1000 population The proposed hospital a! west Memphis is figured at one and one half b-ds to each 100 population. Scverd of the larger towns in tnc Ejslcrn Arkansas district have enough ]>;•'vale owned clinics to handle their own hospilalizalion,,he s-iia bv the group during Its visit New York City. Tim! wns the National lli'unrl- casllng Company, Mr. Nicholson said. NHC. he pointed mil. hud n delimli- program of radio I'dur.i- tion that it wanted lo .see Ihe ::dmol K iidopt. An execution to the general ,il- lilude Inward edueallon ot employ- es was lound. Mr. Nchlolson sul-l, In I lie ChciTolei, Division of General Motors al St. Lsuis. Olfh'lals there said it wns Immaterial io them whcthor their workers h.ul second- or eighth-grade educations a.i they could be trained by (hn company in assembly lines methods used in lhat plant, When (lie survey group visited Washinglon, D. C.. It wns (old by the Unilcd States Office of ICdu- callon thai Ui C concern of leaders in edueallon today wr, s for 111' "losl GO per ecnl" of high schoo graduates. <'(l]llhiurU on I'atd l-'ivr Anti-Communists Go After Wallace Injunction Sought To Block Use of Park For Washington Talk Wreckage of Plane Discovered In Virginia Eleven Hours After ~ Had Reported 'All is Well' ~~" - - - — • | ? . - -, ., f f'1\w'ftf\*f*l WASHINGTON, 'Hrnrv Wallace's . Monday evening June plnns to speak in the cap!', il GOP Seeks Voice On Foreign Policy World Rehabilitation Proposal Gets Varied Reaction in Congress WASHINGTON. June l-l. ur.r,'' •-Si'ovlary of 8l:'lc fieoike C. Mar.shal] liuhiy faced rt llcpi'lili- ciin ilcmand for u larger vok i in Hie fin mulatto!! of AHU'i'lc'in i'irr- clgu policy—^peclllriilly In pllili- ning the projected nniH i-'.inl.cin dollar U. H. program tor leSnbill- tiiling Kuropc. I Tin; demand by Senate iM-si- dcnl Arlhur II. Vandenbi'r.', K.. Mich., wns loi 1 Immediate crca'lim ol a spei'ln! hlir.ii'llsan advis<i'-y cmmcl] "ul llu> highest alinlniiblc fcvel" to help creale u "loi-n l,al- nncf sheet" of how suiHjIi n wi'.r- sick world needs and h.v.v luiu'i I ho Untied Slates can iiffoid lo HeiiclJ(ni of othi'i' menihi'-.'i of Congress to VaiuU'nberg'.'; |nopn<:n: was mixed. Koine llepulillrnn M'li- alois said privately ihry wcr( rlnhicils alloiil any'r sivnd- Ing abroad. Sen. Robert A. Tiill I?.. O.. chairman of Ihc i;i n Policy L'uiiunltli'i;, icvcalod Mini hi would liuvis a statement of hi:; tm\ I'y AI.HItO It. GUI'XIOKY IFnllcrt rivss Staff C'lirirsjiiindcnt . VA., June 1-1. (UP.)— A Big Pomi.sylvanin (.i'uli';i! Airtinor ciiri'iocl , r >0 pcrson.M lo apparent (loath in u fiill-spiTtl smash inlo Uio lop of Ihc ]!!uc Kidpu Mountain's lusl nifvlil. Wri'ckiijrn of Ihu foiii'-nnjjincfl DC-.I ptsuio wns'foiind nt (Sawn loilny— il hmii'H aflur Uio crash—by n PCA official who said liu saw "no NJBM of lif«" and lhat "there is no "'I'"" that anyone; lived Uivoiijjli thv crash, .lames Franklin. I'CA malnleii- uncc director who located tnc wreckage from Ihc air. said "Thcio a^:pnienl]y wns u leri'lfio explosion" when Uie plane bit. Rescue workers had* to make :i tedious climb oh foot up the rug.icd mountain side to Inspect the wreckage The {am* ~ ^. " •••^••^ C»M«T yvfwfvl^f when.a^cold front moved 11 <town~bd Arknnsiis ;iii ( ] Kl .|,t Ihc mercury tumbling wilh cooling rains in some sections. , Today's forecast was for not o.ullc so warm weather in Ihc Southca>( portions. Monticello's moderate Bfl wa.s the highest in the stale yesterday, in contrast with a sizzling 04 the iluv before. Shipping Strike May Be Averted CIO Leader Advises Marine Engineers To Remain on the Job Dr. Blodgett Re-opens Hudson Clinic in Luxora Or. D. H. BlodRolt. r,f Litllc Rock, tills week established m'-rli- CH! ijracHce In Luxora in (?i c clinic of the lat c Dr. T. )_?. HucUou, it was announced today.' T.uxnra was left withoul a physician last March when Dr. ind- son was killed when the car In wliicli ho -was riding was slriiok, by a fast freight train at a Ui>:- ora grade crossing. Dr. Blodsctt. is a snuluv.c of thp University of Arkarms's Medical Sohool in Little Rock. He interned in the Naval Ho.;piU-.I in Philadelphia and served in the armed [orce s in tiic South Pacific during the war. His wife, the former .l.iin D"n- ton. and their two diilrli-cn ai c residing with Dr. Blorigctl in Luxora. where he once served as vice pros" ident ran into legal complication; today. The American Aiill-ConuminiFt /s-Khllon filed an injunction suit In Tedciul Court here in an effort him from '.nine the fcd- •ollcrt Watergate Open- r for hi, address. Oieige Perkinson. exccullve secretary of the association, sail! i'.. court hearing probably would be hcici Monday, just a few hours lie- fore Wallace is scheduled to speak. The Injunction pelillon was directed "gainst Secretary of Intci'- ior j. A. Kniij whose "departincut lia s juilsdlclion over the Watergate. It charged him with sho'.v- • ing an "outright and absolute dis- | regard" for the pronle'.-i welfare I in agreeing to let Wallace use. the public park, .situated on the banks , <>f the Potomac near the Lincoln j Memorial. i In its petition, the association libelled thn .°nullicrn Conference for Human Welfare which Is .sponsoring Wallace's appearance—a.s a "Communist front" outfit. II cUtvl a.s its authority Die House Un- iiicrican 'Aclivilies ComiSiittcc. As for Wallace, it said "hi; molh- ods Incllc public einollo'i tcward riot and insurrection." The asso- -,,-,...,,„„ elation jaid tlic fact Wallace was a. ivVAhlllNOTON. .Tune 14. (UP)- guest of French communisls eai- ini. piospect of an Industry-wide Her this year indicated "n Strom; narnimc strike tomorrow midnight sympathy with tlic cause of Corn- lessened today when one large Knst munlsni " Coast union ordered its members inoth Will-ice 1,1,1 Ihr co- IrVcrnSLmnf' 18 C ' Uri " B ^'^^^ oen'ieiMn the past G *? " Lhat tlicy are coinintinistic. thr n M-?ri F ' n " I 1 —" 1 ' ' >rcsidcnl of ' The R&sociallon. wliich dsiirns the Marmc M.cmcors snmr ^ O . nco mMnbftrs tliroiiKlwnt -stmn on the .subject of fipi'mUn^. lieds I'Villon* Niv/l I'alt.'ni WASllINCVrON, June 11. (U.P. —Tlsp fonnor IHinjjiuittn tuinlili: lo 11)0 United atnliv; tinicl lofli,; Ilial, lUi.vsln'ji <;Lini|mii;n lo scdu coiilroi 'of Kinnli Kuroii(»ui\ ]);a*nn : clus(!ly ^unilk'ls tho- pr«wpr Mnr. plan lor ' ruling (ho con-i I Incut. < Aluchir K/cKr-^ly-Mns/.nk, who refuses Lo rt'toynixc the* 11^17 coin- nuinlsl iciiiiiur in iriniyiiry, ,v<<, Iu Ihc UvhiR rnoin of- his cnniinriuhLc homo ovcrlookliif! Hot:k Creek l j rii'h nnd rccaUctl that ll><j Nnicl drive lo control Kiiropo "starlcd In the Contra] ami Knstern pi-.: Is, \vhr']-*; Sovift clfcrls nru c'Jiircn- Irntcd now.' 1 'Mas/ak is -H. huL locks younger lie has r.pent 20 yrars in Ihc Hnu- Harlun ftn*t;l^u .stsrX'ice, b it slue 1 : the Communists lonk over hi i i;ov.-i n- incnl in' hits 1 not set fojl lo Ui^ In[in(Ion ]HTP frnin whi<yi ]i(j wllh- druw in [miLc.sL. N;if;y rintis Tour of I'. S. LONDON, JuiH! M. Ull'l --l-'crc'iic Nnt.;y. en nnile lo llns LlnUi'd .Stiiir-.s, tiKscrtccJ ludiiy I hut llv; Coiiunun- i.str, loiccd him from UK- HunRiirlun pn-niieislilp "^ n dlnrci i'i;i!i]int1on for the Tnimnn d(>ctrl:i f :— American aid tii'ograrn Inr CJrcf:i*a and Tui'kry Nsicy tool: off from fj}i;innu;i ( Mire, for Ni-w Yurk at 11 \\.i\i. < 5 a.m. ( KOTj iifter hlK TWA pliMiv h;td -^rcncoj ^iadr; a lirh-f stopover in it-; Jllulit fi*fim Cii'novu, SwH/crl.nul. He war? due in Nc'W^Yorh about 7 .:.;». Kirr. Gas Franchise i Election Called CaruthersviMc Voters To Pass on Deal to Get New Fuel Supply PAHUTIIKRSVILLK, Mo., June 1-1 Volcrs heiL! will decide Ihe t-riinl- >l! of 11 Inmchlr.c In brim; nal- nral ens lo (Jarnlhcrsvllle nl a special election July ir>. Mayor W. D. Uyrd annouiUTii todny. / - Ep:clal elections lo vote nn the «:is franchise also have been irill- •d fur July ITi In two oilier Soiilli- •"stern Missouri lownn, Haytl nnd Kennell. Dal 1 ; for tlic special ekc'.ion wns •'•', ill a miwl.lnp of Hie Cily Coun •Jil hist nlulil. WordliiK of llir; Issiii! lo be decided will be drafted by City Counsellor OHI-'T K. I^cevc.'i anil voters will inn.k Ihi-lr luillols cither "Yes" or "No," Feeklnu llic friinehlsc is Ihe' Mis- -nurl Western Gis Co.. operaled liv K T. Wallers of nutler. Mo. The vmmanv film seeks franchises In llavti and Kennett wlirrn similar iiicoUiu's Imvo . been held. ,T!ctip, '.enlatlvcs of these lawn* mel Wfitl- 1 ts<!:«y nt Hnytl tn drnw un n tnod- ~l franchise ordinance lo submit to the voters. Oiinillicrsvlllc wns renrcsen!..yl Assccialion (GJOi advised Srrrc- inrv of Labor Lewis . .Schwellen- hach tint he ha,i directed 12,010 •East and Gulf Coast members of his union "to refrain from anv strike action unlil further notice" The Marine Engineers Union is one of three East Const unions involved in n dispute with oi>ernto.-.s. rciman was the first CIO uni-v.i leader to renly to Schwcllcnbach'r, ani"al for extension of the current contract pending settlement of the union's wage increase demands. Ifogan s.iiri he had telegraphed port, agcnls of his union that ne^'i- tiations will resume Monday with the Allanti- and Giilt Coast shlp- ownrr.^ and with Collier owners Wednes<hy. He said the union's agreement with West Coast owners was extended yesterday for one year. "Therefore, refrain from any strike action until further notice," Hogan telegraphed. •Hcgan complained to Schwellenbach, however, r.hal. the. o'.vnrrs "arc not nrgotiiiting in good faith." some . the countrv, is headed by Rep. vin E. O'Konski. R.. Wis. Meanwhile, the UnAmcrican Activities Committee wa<! set to issue a new report on Ihn conlercnc? which, a member said, "clcir'v links it witli leading Communist front groups." The conference appealed unsuccessfully to House -Speaker Joseo',1 \V. Martin, Jr.. to hold up the commillce- rc|xirt. ft said later it would Issue a report ol its own. Battle 'Hears' Peiping FEIFIXG. Chna, June 14. (UP) — The booming ot heavy guns was plainly audible in Peiping tod-iy as Communist forces struck at highway aiiri railroad hubs only 20 miles from the city. Tile bold Communist attack wss directed r.jtnii'.st tlie Tangchon are,?, 20 miles sonlli ol Peiping. Gu^rd.^ \vere slrengthencd around residences of Chinese officials in Pciping. n ! To Another When Awards ct. . c .. . _ . , '-! Cro»o D;,rnvo« F Shorter Enhstmcnt Periods Author-zed by U. S. Navy WASHINGTON, June 14. IUP)-- NF\V YORK, June 14. (UP) — The American Mothers Committee 1 transferred Ms ''best father" ta.; from Bachelor J. Edgar Hoover lo- day lo nov. Thomas E. Dcwcy of New York, father of two boys. "We wouldn't have Mr. Hoover embarrassed for anything in (lie world," Mrs. Katherln<. Newell, director of the committee said. Sho said Hoover hud been named Vo- calise "one of our mothers wns so Interested in tlie work he was doing si i" was sure he lie a falliev." , . -- Tlic Navy today cut down I he minimum period for new eniistmcnls from four to three years as an added inducement to military service. The Navy also reduced from three years to two the minimum term of service for personnel, Including reserve.- and uidue.tec.s, le- cnlisting within three months after discharge. For personnel re-enlisting after three months, the minimum enlistment wa s reduced from foui lo ihree ycnr.s. Clarksville Plans Festival At End of Peach Harvest CLARKSVILI.E. Ark. June T4 <Ui>> — Johnson county's slslh annual peach festival, will be held August 1. according to the bonrJ or directors of the newly oican:/ed Johnson county Peach Festival Association. The date will be near the end of the shipping season. Dr. O. R. Sicgel (ins hern eiec'cd president of the asroclalion an rt George I,ce, manager or the Cham ber of Commerce, has been employed as general chairman. Peach growers say that prospects are good for tho largest crop i' 1 llii.'i area In the Insi ten years. School Fund Gets Contributions of $485 in Two Days Tola! of conlributions received so Inr in the school fund drive for •'51.CCO today was rc|Mrlod as S27.- 791.20 with another S242.CO pledged for donation. Contributions rcnorlcd during the past two days lolal S /r /- and Include gifts of s:5') from Grabcr's Store and S1CO from the K. I!. Gee Cotton Co. Other donations follow: Mr. and Mrs. Jim T. Brackin 'nddilionali S10: Donald H. Day. 25; G. T. Gracy. S: Guv G^nii. 5; Dr. N. G. Jerome. 5: E. M. Johnson. ^5: F,. R. fjnca.shire. 50: n. n. Lawson, 5: Phillip's Tractor Company, 15; E. \V. Simmons, 10. Nagy said he hoped ,o riilly woild opinirm in his Inur and coiu'incc Ihe big deim-'TaUc power. 1 , llril the people of Ilirn'.iiiy nnd oth.-r ,Soulhcasti'rn M'I.MJK-:!;! countries need aid now "ti> .slr»w lh;i(, freedom and liberty :ir-.: more thiin word.s," K(. opposed MibmiMin.' the Hun- glirian crisis lo the Unite,I Nation;,. "The recent even's in Hungary arc U simulated crisis -itrl Ihi- ditcc-t rcsilll i.I the United !Ji. iir.v inle:- \ - enlion in Greece an.l riu-kcy. ^'nu hnvc the sninc thing in all .'iinilh- eai'lern European couulric.s fit l!ic iTKrmcnl. The Coriinumists of every coimlry ha\c the .Mimr pohtic.'.l melhodr,." The Frlday-the-inth disaster came during a rnlnstonn after tho plane radioed a rcnUnc "nll'h vjcll" from r_CLJ feet over Mnrtlnsbur". W. Va. ' Only iiboul six inlmues later tin: •plant lilt Ihe 1,080-fool moniilaln range on Ihe West Virjjiula.-rVir- Ijlnlu slate line near IIill5>.iro, Vn. It was I he third stumiing di>- mi'stlc nir ills:istcr Is Ihc pa'il fnrt- nlRllt mid the srciuid wi^st in the hMiny nf c(llninrrcia( ^vl.illon. The Ill-fated liner was; a DO-'t —the s u me type as the United Air Lines transport which crashed oil u take-off from New York'* La- Cuuirdln field May 29, killing 42, and the L'astcni Alrlin'on csaft which crushed near njilubrlcfee, • Mil., Memorial Day and ; klllc'.l all nboard. . ; 1 The PCA plane was «|>I>roncl\lns Washington on the last ICE' of a. flight from Chicago via Cleveland iiml Pittsburgh. It crashed only seven iislies from the spot, where another PCA pl.ino went down during a atorin Aug. 31, IMfl, and killed 25 persons, including Hen. Evncsl Lundceii of l\ltiine!;oln, , ' - t ~ . tv > Air I |IK> officials said the piano si-ci !ri linvc boen fiyhm at abcitt 3.000 feel when it crossed the 1.6115- fool range. At that •.altitude it, wcAild linvc clcnrcd the mountain safely. '•i' Miyoi- Bvrd. Oily Counsellor " NTO 4«K l %F B ^, l ^ c !. DIrtnn "f l , Exccpl ror tl>c - 1 ""- 1 " 10 ' lhc nen 0->rdon WrkhL VVvman P'»»c »a S] directly on ;our.« wheif A'rior Ow'on Wright, Wyman uiuiti.iii anti Otl Monnn. Tho proposed franc-liises would bi 'or 2o yenrs. nnd wnuld cnrry an •>t)llon I'lvlng the lov.'ns. Ihc rlzhi lo inn-chase the franchisor, .it Um end of the 20 years. Franchise tax "ml licenses mrrecd on follow: yoai- lo end of fifth year. $100 annual license; sixth year lo end of lentil year, one ner cenl tax; nth year to end of 2Hlb year, two par cent tax. Greeks Sfoy Guerrillas ATHENS, June 14. I UP)—Press dispatches rcporled todnv that 212 Biierrillas were killed and 152 were wounded in the last 21 hours ;n n series of clashes scMterrrt through- run Orecce. Defendants Win Lawsuit Involving 1944 Accident A jury in Die civil liiviMon of Hie Clllekasawba Dislricl. ilf Mis-, rissippi County Circuit Couil ycs- Icrday rrlurncd a ver:licl. o i it - -struclicia of the court, awardim: jiiflKinein to Ihe licfiner.s- Relay.' Inc., and UK: Texas C'i.. in ,i still for S-:M7r» per.snnal and projioily, dangers in ought by .1 W. l/,i.;>n.' 'Ihr mil wa.s :i result <if a I ruck I c'cllisinn <*ll North* Hl^nway 01.' Juno 30. lim. .JurilMiicnt by consent of Hip rle- Icndenl uas i-iven the 11. C. Lanrl Co. for $3;>S.7n yesterday In a re- plevin mil brought by the company against I). A. Adkius lo recover mortgaged property. Court recessed for the w,-ekcmd yesterday ailcrnoon nnd will reconvene al 9:30 Monday morning,, Weather ARKANSAS—Clear lo pnr.Iy cloudy lodny, tonight p.tul SmrJay. ' Wanner fiiindny. Soaring Meat Prices Bring LittleComment HOT SPRINGS. Va.. June 1! • UP) — Secretary o( Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson was optimistic today that meat prices would drop soon. Hut he lhat ho wns powerless lo step in to foicc a decrease. Here to address a fcrtlll/er conference, Anderson told a rey.irlcr that in the absence of price controls no action wa.s ixxsslblc except by congress. He made Ihc statement In commenting on an appeal by New Yoil: Mayor William O'Uwyer !or mca- .Mlle.s lo slop Ihc rise In jurat Prices. " and government owo people 'consumers) the obligation ot proving to them thai under our free enterprise system | Hie people under present condi- lions should be able lo buy me.ii without paying inflalionar/ prices," O'Hwyrr said. Anderson was Informed of tho contents of O'Dwycr's ' telegram by United Press. He probably will not t.c ill a position to reply officially before Monday. ^ Anderson commented lhat muhr Ihc syslem of free enterprise fin-l without price controls, profilcerin; is possible "If somebody wants i/> step in" for such a purpose. He did not. however, directly blame prof!'. Biabs in the meat situation. Postmasters Elect it rammed inlo the mounlaln only 21) minutes from ila dcstlnbtloii. There was no expluuatl 311 why the plane was flying so low. Government and tilr line investiealors converged on tho scene to try ar,rt find the answer. Some residents of the area, [bought the plane—a convened Army C-5'l—seemed to 1« In trouble and llial its mijlnes v.'tie I sputleriiiK. . , . I I'lanu Flying Tix> l.nw I'Yanklln said Hie DC-+ "f|ew directly Inlo the lop or the iiic-un- tiiin In line of flight direct!/ on course and wns In n normal flight position, bill was flying tuo lew." 'Hie mounlain into w'nlch the piano crashed Is 1,689 (eel above sea level. The point at which llic plane struck Is on the iVir({T:>ifi- Wesl Virginia stale line, five miles due Wcsl cf ijtllsboro, V.T. • • "II looked as if it just exploded after it hit," Franklin said. "Theic apparently was a. UrrKlc explo- .sion. "Tlie tail of the ship appeared from the air lo b2 almost Intact." Aboard the ship were 47 passengers, including a babe-la-,'.:ms, and three crew members. ..' Al the controls was CapL Horace Stark of Stcclmansviltc, N. j., one of FCA's ace pilots. The 46-year- old pilot had been 'lying since 11)21 and had more tha.i 14000 flyiiuc hours to his credit. His copilot was n. N. Crcekmore. 28, of Dallas, who Joined Ihe PCA two I years ago after serving the' Army Air Transport Command on the, hazardous "hump" route between India and China. Mar^alc.t Walls. 24, of Gunterville, Ala^. was stewardess. Posscnscrs included some prominent officials. 'Among them were Dr. Courtney Smith, national medical director ot Ihe American Red Cross, and David P. Godwin, national lire contiol chief of the Agriculture Dtparl- ment's forest service. Uoth were returning to Washington from business triiks—Smilh from R convention at Cleveland ind Godwin from Madison. Wis. Franklin indicated the jvhue was flying at mil rnihhiK sncctl u ben il rammed into (lie nlonn- lahi (np. This wouM inc.lll about 185 lo 200 miles an hour. Franklin chose a- simple and direct method to find the m!Ks:ng plane after searching p*Kitics In automobiles and afoot had looked In vnin all night. In a chartered light p'anc. Franklin took off shortly before dawn, circled over Marti nsburg. W. Va.. and followed wiiat wo;ild MILE 'ROCK. .Ark.. June 14. UP)—Leo D. perdue of Louann lo- day remained as president of tlie Arkansa s 'Branch of the National League of District Postmasters, following hl s re-election here yesterday. Other officers Included: Guy M,i- bry of Leslie, first vice president; ••• ••••• «•"• -«.^T.^U «..,. v . MW.UH Luther H. Civaucss of Ycllvillc,i have been the Ill-fated airliner's second vice president; James i.j route toward Washington. Cairick of Hermitage, third vice] He flew below a heavy overcast president; and Mrs. Dccdy New-, which shrouded the BI'ic. Eldge . some of Arkincta, secretary-treas- nrt-i. , . Mountains. ' tcomuiued on PM» •)

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